A recent clash of bookings for the Loaves and Fishes Hall at Wellington Cathedral of St Paul has resulted in a fortuitous opportunity: the sorting of household goods has recently taken place in the nave of the cathedral instead. Perhaps one might not see the opportunity – until one observes the visitors to the cathedral who marvel at the work of the church, commenting with glowing praise not only for our commitment to helping our newest neighbours, but that we might do so together with our Roman Catholic brothers and sisters, and we might do it so generously.
The Dean of the Cathedral, the Very Rev David Rowe, has been impressed by the raised profile the work has achieved as a result. He tells us that this intake has given us the chance to bring the work out into the main body of the church, which has added a certain vibrancy to other church activities as well. We wonder if we might see a similar sight in intakes to come!